Are you digital

transformation ready?

Embracing digital transformation brings benefits of enhanced productivity; scrap and rework reduction; and ultimately improved ROI.
Does your company have the right technology in place to take full advantage of this revolution?
Take our five-minute quiz to identify where you can make cost savings in your cable design and manufacture processes.

Part 1: Your cable design

Let’s start with your cable design. Only one answer per question, all questions compulsory. Please make a note of which answer you select for each: A,B or C.

1. Design Variations

Varying the design of a cable impacts every function of the business – from the purchase of raw materials to the manufacturing itself and customer quotations. How do you ensure all within the factory have access to the very latest designs?

A. All can search for the latest Excel spreadsheet on the server

B. All are sent an email alert every time a design is changed

C. All designs are automatically updated using cable design software such as CableBuilder

2. Customer Quotations

Any change to the design of a cable – no matter how small – can have an immediate impact on the overall cost. Changes to industry standards too can have an impact. How do you ensure your customer quotations are accurate and reflect the latest design cost?

A. As an Excel document, updating formula as and when required

B. As an Excel document with all formula cross-checked against data design before each quotation is produced

C. Using cable design software such as CableBuilder

3. Manufacturing Simulation

Modelling the conditions of the shop floor is a key way in which to minimise loss bases on machine capabilities and product attributes. How do you keep track of conditions on the shop floor, including tracking the losses associated with material and time?

A. Each section of the shop floor retains their own records

B. All information is stored in one overall spreadsheet

C. Using cable design software such as CableBuilder

4. Quality Control

Tracking and auditing production quality, managing non-conformance and generating test certification are the fundamentals of robust quality control. Not addressing quality issues can damage both profitability and reputation. How often are you checking on quality?

A. Every day

B. Every hour or less

C. Continuously through cable design software such as CableMES

Now add up your score:

A = 10 points / B = 5 points / C = 2 points

Results

If you score 30 or above

Congratulations! Through your investment in cable design software such as CableBuilder, you are already active in your digital transformation journey. But are you taking full advantage of the full set of CableBuilder modules?

For a tailored calculation on further cost savings that may be available to your company, please contact Cimteq’s Sales Director Richard Cotter at [email protected]

If you scored between 20 and 30

You recognise that digital tools such as Word and Excel can be beneficial when there’s a robust process in place to keep them up-to-date and accessible to all.

There is still however a huge cost to maintaining this data. Cimteq estimates the annual cost of maintaining data in this way to be $1,056m* and that a 40% annual cost saving can be derived by investing in CableBuilder’s full suite of Design, Customer Quotation, Ordering, Production, Quality Assurance and ERP modules.

(* based on a man-hour cost of $60)

For a tailored calculation on cost savings for your company, please contact Cimteq’s Sales Director Richard Cotter at [email protected]

If you scored less than 20

You’re making use of Word and Excel but it’s likely that a lot of your documents and spreadsheets are disparate, making it very difficult to maintain a holistic view of performance. It’s also likely to be taking a significant amount of man hours to maintain this data, without the reassurance that all staff are accessing the most up-to-date documents for design and quoting.

Cimteq estimates the annual cost of maintaining data in this way to be $1,056m* and that a 40% annual cost saving can be derived by investing in CableBuilder’s full suite of Design, Customer Quotation, Ordering, Production, Quality Assurance and ERP system modules.

(* based on a man-hour cost of $60)

For a tailored calculation on cost savings for your company, please contact Cimteq’s Sales Director Richard Cotter at [email protected]

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